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First Lady Meets with Hospital Officials to Discuss Treatment for Cambodian Child

First Lady Meets with Hospital Officials to Discuss Treatment for Cambodian Child

BALI, Indonesia, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — First lady Kim Keon-hee revisited a hospital in Phnom Penh to discuss ways to provide treatment for a Cambodian child with a congenital heart disease, the presidential office said Monday. Kim returned to Hebron Medical Center, which was established by a South Korean pediatrician and remains largely run [...]

Education Ministry Project Builds ICT-powered Experimental Classroom in Cambodia

Education Ministry Project Builds ICT-powered Experimental Classroom in Cambodia

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The education ministry has launched an assistance project to build a smart classroom in Cambodia to help the country experiment with teaching and learning through up-to-date information and communications technology (ICT) devices, officials said Tuesday. Under the joint project launched with the Busan city education office and the APEC [...]

KB Kookmin Buys Additional 30 pct Stake in Cambodian Microfinance Unit

KB Kookmin Buys Additional 30 pct Stake in Cambodian Microfinance Unit

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Major South Korean lender KB Kookmin Bank said Wednesday it has acquired an additional 30 percent stake in its Cambodian microfinance unit. The stake purchase came after KB Kookmin took over a 70 percent stake in Prasac Microfinance Institution Ltd. in Cambodia for US$603 million in April 2020. With [...]

South Korea to Help Clear Landmines in Cambodia

South Korea to Help Clear Landmines in Cambodia

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), South Korea’s state overseas aid agency, said Monday that it had signed an agreement with the Cambodia Mine Action Authority and the United Nations Development Programme to clear landmines in the Southeast Asian country. Under terms of the agreement, the KOICA will clear [...]

Soaring Demand in Cambodia for Korean Beverages

Soaring Demand in Cambodia for Korean Beverages

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean beverages are gaining popularity in Cambodia as both delicious drinks and great supplements for health. Phnom Penh’s beverage imports from Korea have jumped more than eightfold in recent years, rising from US$4.8 million in 2016 to US$41.1 million in 2019, according to the state-run Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency [...]